This week’s Currently Reading story is And Tango Makes Three written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, and illustrated by Henry Cole. It is a sweet, true story about two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo who became a couple and were given a unique chance. While the other penguin couples made their nests and laid eggs, Roy and Silo made a nest but were unable to lay an egg. When another penguin couple laid two eggs, the zoo gave the extra egg to Roy and Silo to hatch.
Make your own penguin family!
You will need:
- Black construction paper
- White construction paper
- Cream construction paper
Fold a white paper in half and trace two ovals, one larger than the other, and cut it out.
Unfold the cut-out and retrace it on another white paper to get rid of the crease.
Using the white cut-out as a template, trace on black paper the same shape as the white paper, but a few inches away. On the lower sides, cut out slanted triangles for the penguin’s flippers.
For the feet, cut out umbrella shapes for the feet and a small triangle for the nose. Glue together, then draw on the eyes. If you would like to add an egg to the penguin family, I used the same paper as I had for the feet and nose, and simply cut out a circular shape.